[image-1]THEATER | So good you’ll chop your own arm off

So maybe your credit card balance keeps growing, or you’ve had to replace date nights with ramen nights. Maybe you’re doing a bit more pre-gaming before heading out to save on your bar tab. We’re all struggling a little, but hopefully no one has stooped to selling their bodies for money, like the main character in Pure Theatre’s new show, Faith, Hope, and Charity. And no, we’re not talking prostitution — it’s much creepier than that. The heroine in this dark comedy visits a cadaver company to sell off her body parts in anticipation of her eventual demise. The play, written by Odon Von Horvath, is set in a small southern town during the Great Depression, making it hard not to draw comparisons to today’s tough times — or help us feel better about how good we have it. Sharon Graci, artistic director of Pure Theatre, stars as Elizabeth. Over the course of the play she meets a dissector who wants to show her his aquarium, sells lingerie door-to-door, and eventually ends up in bed with a policeman who would rather clean his toes than pay attention to her. As always, Pure hosts a preview pay-what-you-can night on Wed. Nov. 12 (rather fitting for this show), and they now offer “B.Y.O. Baby” performances with child care provided at no charge on Nov. 23 and 28. Now you’ve got no excuses to bring back date night. Nov. 13-15, 20-23, 26, 28-29. $30, $25/season subscriber, $10/student rush, (843) 723-4444, www.puretheatre.org

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